Iran’s coverage: Supreme Leader says Iran nuclear weapons are ‘myth’

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Ayatollah Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a ‘myth’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday the United States had created the “myth” of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.

 

Italy looking forward to removal of Iran sanctions

Italy said on Saturday it is waiting for the removal of sanctions that have been imposed on Iran so as to return to the country’s lucrative market.

Indian delegates meet with Iran petrochemical industry officials

An Indian delegation consisting of officials from ONGC Videsh and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd, has met and conferred with officials of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC).

Iran, Afghanistan ink two cooperation agreements

Iran and Afghanistan inked two cooperation agreements on Sunday.

US car makers willing to join Iranian auto industry

The US auto manufacturers said that they are interested to join the Iranian market, said a member of Iran Car Parts Makers Association Sasan Qorbani.

Ghani congratulates Rouhani, Zarif on success of nuclear talks

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and the country’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for successful nuclear talks with G5+1.

Speaker: Iran not to implement N. undertakings before seeing powers’ decisiveness

Tehran will not implement its undertakings before being assured of the world powers’ firm decision for complying with any possible nuclear deal, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday.

Deputy DM: Iran’s powerful army ready to confront all options

The Iranian Armed Forces are ready for battle against any enemy threat and aggression, Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Sunday.

Iran, Afghanistan to boost cooperation in fighting terrorism, illicit drugs

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran and Kabul have agreed to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking.

Iran petrochemical industry ready for $70bn in investment

An Iranian petrochemical industry official says the country’s petrochemical sector is capable of attracting USD 70 billion in domestic and foreign investment.